NYTimes opinion writer Paul Krugman today sounds the alarm on the anti-science, anti-intellectual character of the leading contendors to be the Republican Party’s challenger to President Obama. Backing up his opinion with facts and candidate quotes, Krugman warns about the prospects of an “anti-knowledge” platform and subsequent legislative agenda. Maybe it’s time for a Million Scientist March on Washington, DC. Read Krugman here, pack your biology book for the march, and get the NYT if you want more.
Also today there’s a column to forget by Ross Douthat, apologizing for the theocratic tendencies among certain national Republican figures. I don’t know how this guy broke in to the regular line-up at the NYT. Give me William Safire’s conservatism or former Sen. Alan Simpson any time over this guy.